Now that the marathon is over (just in case you forgot: I ran a marathon Sunday. It was awesome.), I’m focusing a bit more on my nutrition. I’d like to say that I only started carb-loading the last week of marathon training, but I definitely started replacing some veggies and protein in my diet with carbs, oh, pretty much after I hit “register” for the race. Now that I’m not running for hours at a time, I need less calories.
While I’m nowhere near a vegetarian, I do occasionally consume soy products for some extra protein–especially soy milk, since my stomach seems to be happier when I stay away from cow’s milk. I recognize some of the dangers of too much soy, so it’s something I try to eat in moderation. I’ve been chosen as a “Soy Simple” ambassador, and I’ll be writing about soy protein and its benefits for the next few weeks. Two of my posts a week will be part of this campaign–one will be an informative one, like this one, and the other will be a giveaway for a gift card to your grocery store. I’ve mostly been blogging once a day lately, but I’ll have two posts on the days I’m participating in this campaign to keep my regular content coming.
I’ve long been leery of sponsored posts and ambassadorship programs, but I was curious to give this a try. Although this campaign is sponsored by Solae, I will be discussing the benefits of soy in general, rather than a specific product. As this campaign continues, please let me know your thoughts. I am being paid for my participation, but–insert standard disclaimer here–all thoughts are my own.
So. With that out of the way, let’s talk about soy for breakfast.
Since one of my big reasons for soy is my avoidance of dairy, one of the biggest sources of soy in my diet is soy milk.
Adding some soy to my breakfast–especially since my breakfast is usually fairly carb-heavy–is a good way to keep me full until lunch and add some extra protein, since I’m usually too lazy to make eggs or any kind of breakfast meat.
Oatmeal with both soy milk and sunflower butter? Definitely keeps me full until late afternoon.
Granola or cereal with soy milk and fruit? Sort of tastes like dessert for breakfast, but the soy milk adds protein.
How do you add soy to your breakfast?